superovulation

Ovulation of a greater than normal number of ova; usually the result of the administration of exogenous gonadotropins.

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su·per·ovu·la·tion -.äv-yə-'lā-shən n ovulation marked by the production of more than the normal number of mature eggs at one time <infertility treatment including the use of gonadotropins to induce \superovulation>

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n.
1. controlled hyperstimulation of the ovary to produce more follicles with oocytes. Usually induced by gonadotrophin preparations, it is performed in in vitro fertilization and other procedures of assisted conception in order to improve the pregnancy rates.
2. uncontrolled hyperstimulation of the ovary (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), an abnormal response of the ovaries leading to multiple follicle production. It may be associated with abdominal pain, ascites, oliguria, or even renal failure. Thromboembolism is the most dangerous complication.

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su·per·ov·u·la·tion (soo″pər-ov″u-laґshən) extraordinary acceleration of ovulation, producing a greater than normal number of oocytes, usually as a result of administration of exogenous gonadotropins.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • superovulation — superovulation. См. суперовуляция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • superovulation — [so͞o΄pəräv΄yə lā′shən, so͞o΄pərō΄vyəlā′shən] n. the release of a larger than normal number of eggs for fertilization, esp. when artificially induced by injected hormones to produce embryos for transplantation, frozen storage, etc. superovulate… …   Universalium

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  • superovulation — “+ noun Etymology: super + ovulation : response to a superovulating technique; broadly : production of exceptional numbers of eggs at one time * * * superovulation /soo or sū pər ov ū lāˈshən/ noun The production of a larger number of ova than… …   Useful english dictionary

  • superovulation — noun Date: 1927 production of exceptional numbers of ova at one time • superovulate verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • superovulation — noun The act or process of superovulating …   Wiktionary

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  • superovulation — n. production of more than the average number of ova (in humans, animals, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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